Category Archives: menswear

Sam’s style | Burberry tie + overcoat

One last reminder to please vote for your favorite outfit of mine from last month — thanks in advance!

Sam’s classes that he’s been teaching this fall quarter are early-morning classes, so I often don’t get to see him until after I get off work, except on days that I work the night shift at the library. This day (which fortunately was a night shift day for me), I had to take photos of him after work because, HELLO. My man looks GOOOOOOOD, y’all. Professional, sharp, stylish. (Swoon.)

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, overcoat and thrifted Burberry tie

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, overcoat and thrifted Burberry tie

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, overcoat and thrifted Burberry tie

And the cognac shoes and belt? Brilliant! The lighter color of these faux-leather accessories really sets off the cooler colors of the lavender button-front and berry colors of this Burberry tie we thrifted this past summer. (Does that tie look familiar? I’ve also worn it already — as a belt!)

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, overcoat and thrifted Burberry tie

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, dark jeans and thrifted Burberry tie

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, dark jeans and thrifted Burberry tie

Sam also likes to have fun with the details. One of his (male) students cracked up when he spied Sam’s cuff links — which are in the shape of the Transformers. Such a cheeky detail! (And so very Sam! ūüėČ )

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, Transformers cuff links

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, overcoat and thrifted Burberry tie closeup

Details:

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Sam’s style | Tartan tie + brogues

Isn’t it time for some more of Sam’s style? The answer, of course, is ALWAYS. And it seems fitting that a day after I feature my dusty rose jeans, that I feature Sam’s “faded burgundy” trousers. Equality, y’all.¬†‚ô•

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + brogues

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + brogues

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + brogues

My husband is a vegetarian, so we have to scout out non-leather shoes for him. These are brogues made from man-made materials, and I love the cognac color of these shoes. They also tie in with the (non-leather) cognac belt he’s wearing — and with his JORD wood watch!

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, burgundy trousers + brogues closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + wood watch closeup

And of course, Sam is no stranger to outtakes, either! ūüėČ

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + wood watch closeup outtake

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + brogues

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + brogues

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Sam’s style, plaid + burgundy

Just a quick note to remind everyone that the reader poll is open to vote for your favorite outfit from last month — thanks in advance!

And now, more of Sam’s style! I was sure you wouldn’t mind… ūüėČ

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, plaid shirt + burgundy trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, plaid shirt + burgundy trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, tan shoes + argyle socks closeup

We recently bought Sam new trouser socks at Kohl’s to replace worn-out socks in his wardrobe, and HOW CUTE do these argyle socks look with his outfit? Every other piece of his outfit he has had for awhile, and it’s just so well-coordinated, isn’t it? And he’s still showing his mastery at pattern-mixing, with the argyle socks + plaid button-front + checkered fedora.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, plaid shirt + burgundy trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, plaid shirt + burgundy trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, plaid shirt + burgundy trousers

Details:

  • Plaid button-front: ¬†Lands’ End, old
  • Trousers: ¬†Old Navy, old
  • Rope belt: ¬†Kohl’s?, old
  • Argyle socks: ¬†Kohl’s, new {exact kind still available!}
  • Fedora: ¬†Kohl’s, old
  • Shoes: ¬†Clarks, last spring

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Sam’s style, summer date night

It’s Sam’s birthday this weekend — our birthdays are just a week apart, so yes, two Leos in one marriage! — so I thought it appropriate to feature his style again. Happy birthday to my sweetie!

He wore this outfit last weekend on a date night for my birthday, and I took these photos along the Puget Sound when it was nearing dusk.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam style, lavender print shirt + grey cords

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam style, lavender print shirt + grey cords

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam style, lavender print shirt + grey cords

It’s a confident man who can wear pastels, and this lavender button-front looks great on him! This shirt — which has a subtle black geometric print up close — is a recent buy when we recently went shopping for Sam to replace a few items. (He cleaned out his closet recently, which I helped with. Meaning, I sat on the bed while Sam did all the work going back and forth from the closet, and then I gave my opinion about items he ear-marked for possible donations. Sam also trusts my opinion when we go shopping for him.)

And OF COURSE I loved Sam’s color-coordination going on in this outfit, with the grey hat and cords, and how the cognac belt and sneakers coordinate nicely with the brown band on his hat and his brown wood watch. He’s got such good style, doesn’t he?!

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam style, grey cords + sneakers closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam style, lavender print shirt + grey cords

Details:

  • Button-front: ¬†Kohl’s, new {exact}
  • Cords: ¬†Gap, new this past winter
  • Sneakers: ¬†Payless, this winter
  • Fedora: ¬†Goorin Brothers, old
  • Wood watch: ¬†c/o JORD, this past winter {exact}

Sam’s style | Preppy kilt

It was sunshine-y but cool in that special PNW way, and Sam was FEELING the kilt this day. I did not mind at all.

I like that the top half of his outfit is a bit preppy, with the plaid button-front¬†and sweater vest. And the bottom half is casual kilt style, with his utility kilt (or “utilikilt” — but I also sometimes use¬†the terms “cargo kilt” and “hiking kilt”) and hiking socks.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

And hello to Sam’s flowing¬†locks! He usually wears his longer hair pulled back in a low ponytail, but today, he set the curls free. I am not AT ALL jealous of his curly hair (says the straight-haired lady… with a not-so-straight face). ūüėČ

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Details of Sam’s outfit:

  • Plaid¬†button-front: ¬†Hugo Boss, thrifted at local Tacoma shop, new
  • Sweater vest: ¬†Kohl’s?, had for years
  • Utility kilt: ¬†Highland Kilt Company, old
  • Hiking socks: ¬†Fred Meyer, old
  • Brogues: ¬†Payless, old

Happy Friday, y’all! If you’re in the mood for more kilt outfits — and who isn’t?! — be sure to check out Sam’s utilikilt here in this post, and the full Fraser tartan dress kilt here in this post.